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Dear Medical Director:
We are hoping to enlist your support in a very important matter facing the Nursing Home industry - and the residents we serve. We are conducting a study here at the Center for Health Services Research on Pharmacotherapy, Chronic Disease Management, and Outcomes at Rutgers University. For this preliminary phase, we plan to interview two prescribers to better understand antipsychotic medications and the alternatives for nursing home residents with dementia. This research will directly inform the progress of the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes (see below for more info).
We are looking to do a 20-minute phone interview with Medical Directors in Texas about your prescribing practices and methods to reduce anti-psychotic meds. Additionally, you will be compensated $250 for your participation.
If you would be willing to contribute to this important research, please contact us at [email protected] Let us know if we can answer any questions. Thank you.
Jessica Poling
Graduate Research Assistant

Marsha Rosenthal, M.P.A., Ph.D.
Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research
Rutgers University
112 Paterson St. Room 309
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
848-932-6939 (phone)

Information about this Project
The Center for Health Services Research on Pharmacotherapy, Chronic Disease Management, and Outcomes at Rutgers University is conducting a research study in nursing homes. As part of this research, we are planning to conduct telephone interviews with Directors of Nursing, Medical Directors and other professionals in several nursing homes across the country. The goal of these interviews is to understand how facilities address key clinical and organizational challenges on decision-making in use of anti-psychotic medications in patients with dementia. A long-term goal of this project is to link data from these interviews with information from the MDS and Casper. We ultimately seek to understand how nursing home personnel are affected by changes in regulations, the barriers that they face and sources of improvement.


Reporting to the Market CEO, the COO of this free-standing LTAC Hospital plans, directs, and manages all facets of operations and services in a manner that optimizes resource utilization and provision of care and outcomes for adult and geriatric patients who suffer from medically complex illnesses or injuries and/or exacerbation of a disease process.
The COO is accountable for leadership of all hospital employees and for delegating and coordinating operations and services to achieve quality indicators. Provides strategic leadership for the Hospital by working with the Governing Board and the leadership team to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans, procedures and policies.

The Company
This hospital is a member hospital of one of the premier specialty hospital companies in the United States. Located in South Texas, this hospital offers a full spectrum of specialized services and programs to patients who require extended acute hospitalization. The hospital’s goal is to help patients reclaim control of their lives, reach their highest level of functioning and return home to their families. As a smaller, specialized hospital, they offer an opportunity to work in a fast-paced and friendly work environment where you have an opportunity to know your patients and their families.

The Successful Candidate

  • The successful candidate will possess the following:
  • Master’s Degree in Health Administration, Hospital Administration, Business Administration, Finance or related discipline
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in managing a long-term acute care or inpatient rehabilitation hospital
  • Knowledge of State and Federal regulations pertaining to Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent management and leadership skills and practices
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time management skills and practices; ability to prioritize activities
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Excellent decision-making skills
  • Ability to synthesize complex and diverse information promptly
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work under stressful circumstances
  • Demonstrated innovative skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications

    Compensation
    The successful candidate will receive a highly competitive compensation package, including relocation assistance and opportunity for growth within a rapidly growing, innovative organization. If this position might be the next step in your career adventure, please call, email, or shoot me a copy of your most recent resume. I am happy to share details on the organization and the position. Best,

    Kandise Johnson | Talent Acquisition Manager
    Stark Lane, Inc. | [email protected]
    MAIN: 469.208.8776 FAX: 469.208.8778
    DIRECT: 469.208.8775
    1575 Heritage Dr. Suite 202 | McKinney, TX 75069


    Position openings for practitioners in Long Term Care may be submitted to this website for review and consideration for posting.  TMDA has the sole discretion as to whether a positioning opening will be posted.  Send your posting to [email protected].  Decisions on postings are final.  Posting will remain on the site for 30-days.  If a position remains open after 30-days, you may resubmit your posting for review.

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    Market Medical Director, Transitional Care Services

     

    Sr. Medical Director – Houston Hospitalist
    Description: This individual will oversee the contracted Hospitalists in and around the greater Houston area. The focus will be improving quality care to members and focusing on case management. The candidate will work directly with the CMO on strategy and member quality. You will also be responsible for organizing and presenting to large groups within hospital administration.

    Qualifications:
    · Licensed Texas MD or DO board certification is a plus but not a necessity
    · Minimum of 5 years post residency with at least 2 years of hospitalist experience
    · Quality improvement methodology and Case Management experience a plus

    Contact: Jared Himes 614-885-8490 ext. 105 or email [email protected]

    Medical Director – South Texas
    Description:
    The qualified candidate will be responsible for putting together programs for Medicaid with a focus on the Pediatric population. The role will focus around Utilization Management and strategy as it relates to government programs. This will be working in a collaborative environment helping secure the proper level of care for the underserved populations in South Texas.

    Qualifications:
    · Licensed Texas MD or DO must be board certified ideally in Pediatrics or Family Practice
    · Minimum of 5 years direct clinical work managed care experience is a plus
    · Utilization Management and strategy focused role

    Contact: Jared Himes 614-885-8490 ext. 105 or email [email protected]

    Medical Director – Dallas

    Description:
    This individual will be responsible for both Utilization Management and Strategy. This role will also require peer review with a strong focus on quality of care for membership. This is with a national recognized organization dealing with government programs.
    Qualifications:
    · Licensed Texas MD or DO must be board certified
    · Minimum of 5 years post residency
    · High level administration experience managing other physicians or NP’s
    Contact: Jared Himes 614-885-8490 ext. 105 or email [email protected]
    Thank you,
    Jared Himes, CPC
    Executive Recruiter
    150 E. Wilson Bridge Road | Suite 75
    Worthington, OH 43085
    614.885.8490 ext. 105
    http://www.linkedin.com/in/jaredhimes/

    Recent testimonial from a candidate – “I am an executive in health care and have been working with Jared on a particular position for myself. Jared has been very professional to work with. He follows-up on a timely basis. It has been a pleasure to work with him.”


    Sound Physicians is committed to improve quality outcomes, reduce avoidable readmissions and enhance the patient experience. With a high-touch approach, Sound helps ensure proper progress on plan of care and identify any early warning signs for readmissions during the critical, immediate post-discharge period. As part of our comprehensive episode of care strategy, the Market Medical Director will supervise our teams of Transitional Care Providers managing the care of our patients discharged from our Tyler, TX hospitalist programs.  

     

     

    Job Responsibilities:

    ·         Develop and build Transitional Care service line in the Tyler, TX market; build relationships with local Skilled Nursing Facilities while integrating service with our acute care program.

    ·         Oversees Physicians & Nurse Practitioners Providing Transitional Care services in both the Home and Skilled Nursing Facilities.  

    ·         Responsible for monitoring quality, performance and integration with the acute care team.

    ·         Assists clinically with admissions & executing the post discharge plan of care.

    ·         Responsible for ensuring safe discharge to home from the Skilled Nursing Facilities.

         Provide a true continuum of care to our patients alongside our facility partners.

    Contact: Melinda Tucker / [email protected] / 615-377-5756


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    ASSOCIATE MEDICAL DIRECTOR MISSION HOSPICE in Grapevine/Keller/Southlake Area

    Job Summary:

    Primary function is to serve as an alternate to the Hospice Medical Director. May provide oversight of physician services.  Responsibilities include promoting and maintaining the standards of practice consistent with quality hospice care. May serve as a member of IDT.

    Job qualifications:

    Education:  Graduate of an accredited college/university with a doctorate degree in medicine or doctor of osteopathy and is fully licensed to practice medicine.

    Skills:  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all segments of the staff, the Board of Directors, Interdisciplinary Team and other physicians.

    Contact: Randy Pickering 866-446-1067 or [email protected]

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    MEDICAL DIRECTOR, GERIATRICIAN: NURSING FACILITY

    Click here to apply online.

     Job Summary

    • Provides medical oversight in appropriateness and medical necessity of healthcare services provided to Plan members, targeting improvements in efficiency and satisfaction for patients and providers, as well as meeting or exceeding productivity standards.

    Essential Functions

    • Provides clinical support for all areas of Medical Affairs:
    • Facilitates conformance to DHS, DMHC, NCQA and other regulatory requirements.
    • Reviews quality referred issues, focused reviews and recommends corrective actions.
    • Attends or chairs committees such as Credentialing, P&T, UM Ops, as directed by CMO.
    • Provides medical leadership in UM departments:
    • Evaluates authorization requests in timely support of nurse reviewers and manages the denial process.
    • Reviews cases with concurrent review nurses.
    • Provides medical expertise for  care management
    • Monitors appropriate care and services through continuum among hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and home care to ensure quality, cost-efficiency and continuity of care.
    • Conducts retrospective reviews of claims and appeals, and resolves grievances related to medical quality of care. 
    • Actively participates in the functioning of the plan grievance procedures.
    • Ensures that medical decisions are rendered by qualified medical personnel, and are not influenced by fiscal or administrative management considerations.
    • Ensures that the medical care provided meets the standards for acceptable medical care.
    • Ensures that medical protocols and rules of conduct for plan medical personnel are followed.
    • Develops and implements medical policies.
    • Is directly involved in the implementation of Quality Improvement activities.
    • Educates and interacts with network and group providers and medical managers regarding utilization practices, guideline usage, pharmacy utilization and effective resource management:
    • Stabilizes, improves and educates the PCP and Specialty networks.
    • Works with Contracting Department in contract negotiation.
    • Identifies and resolves UM/QM issues of network practitioners.
    • Monitors practitioner practice patterns and recommends corrective action
    • Fosters Clinical Practice Guideline implementation and evidence-based medical practice
    • Interfaces with other MHC department i.e. Member Services, Provider Services, Claims and Contracting to coordinate operations and programs.
    • Utilizes IT and data analysts to produce tools used to report, monitor and improve Utilization Management.
    • Participates in regulatory, professional and community activities to provide MHC input and become knowledgeable regarding regulatory, professional and community standards and issues.

     

    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

     

    • Knowledge of NCQA, HEDIS, Medi-Cal, MediCare and Pharmacy benefit management, Group/IPA practice, capitation, HMO regulations, managed healthcare systems, quality improvement, medical utilization management, risk management, risk adjustment, disease management, evidence-based guidelines, and current clinical knowledge
    • Basic knowledge of management practices, human relations, consensus building, and finance
    • Good Interpersonal communication skills, collaborative ability and ability to positively influence physicians
    • Excellent verbal and written technique.  Must be professionally respected by peers.
    • Knowledge of applicable state, federal and third party regulations
    • Physical capacity and personal transportation availability to commute to and from corporate offices, Staff Model Offices, and provider offices and facilities
    • Ability to abide by Molina’s policies
    • Ability to maintain attendance to support required quality and quantity of work
    • Maintain confidentiality and comply with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
    • Ability to establish and maintain positive and effective work relationships with coworkers, clients, members, providers and customers

     

    Required Education: 

     

    • Doctorate Degree in Medicine

     

    Required Experience:     

     

    • 2 years previous Medical Director.
    • 3 years Utilization/Quality Program Management.
    • Minimum 5 years clinical practice.
    • Minimum 2 years HMO/Managed Care.
    • Required Licensure/Certification:
    • Current state Medical license without restrictions to practice and free of sanctions from Medicaid or Medicare.                                                                                                           

     

    Preferred Education:

     

    • Board Certified  (primary care preferred)   

     

    Preferred Experience:

     

    • Peer Review, medical policy/procedure development, provider contracting experience.

     

    Nursing Facility Experience Required.

     

    • Molina Healthcare offers competitive benefits and compensation package. Molina Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/D/V.

     

    Melissa Snyder

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    Greetings from Texas! 

    Texas Health Resources(THR), is one of the largest faith-based, non-profit healthcare delivery systems in the United States, serving more than 5.4 million people in 29 counties in north central Texas, with 13 hospitals serving Dallas/Fort Worth and the region.

    We are currently seeking a board certified/board eligible physician with expertise and fellowship training in Geriatrics to provide medical administrative leadership for the Senior Health & Wellness Center at Texas Health, Harris Methodist Hospital in downtown Fort Worth.  This is a 700+bed, tertiary care center serving a population of about 3 million.

    The person in this role will assist with program development, technology assessments, planning, coordinating and overseeing other administrative functions of the Center. Some administrative issues you may collaborate with the Center Director to resolve will include:  scope of services, staffing levels, facility space, budget, financial performance and program feasibility, technical and on director employee job descriptions and qualifications and performance evaluation standards.

    Compensation and benefits are attractive.

    If you or someone you know may be interested in more information about this job, please contact or forward your CV to my attention:

    Linda Hamar
    Physician Recruiter
    Texas Health Resources
    P: 800-945-0430
    E: [email protected]
    W: www.texashealth.org/physician-jobs

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    Medical Director with Optum-CarePlus in Plano, TX

    How comfortable are you outside your comfort zone?  It takes courage to find out how good you can be. In the Medical Director role with Optum, you will utilize a vast array of skills such as Medical Management, Marketing, Leadership and more.  The best part is when you work to better people’s lives, one of those lives will always be yours.

    Optum is seeking an energetic and can-do Medical Director for its Institutional Special Needs Program (I-SNP) and community based products in Texas.  The territory is generally Dallas/Fort Worth area with limited travel to Houston or San Antonio possible.  Rare overnight travel required.

    Medical Director Key Objectives:

    • Meet face-to-face with prospective Primary Care Providers to determine suitability for collaboration with Optum-CarePlus NPs and acceptance of Optum’s clinical model
    • Collaborate with Business Development Manager to identify potential Skilled Nursing Facilities/Provider Groups with new membership opportunities
    • Engage and speak with state and local organizations, LTC industry associations, medical society memberships, etc. regarding Optum’s value and quality outcomes.
    • Coach and mentor Nurse Practitioners and participate in STAR assessments
    • Ensure regulatory compliance of State and Federal Regulations
    • Achievement of targets for market specific Institutional Indicator Reports; HEDIS measures; and Quality Improvement Programs
    • Lead weekly TAP meetings
    • Medical Expense Management – Counsel PCPs, utilizing data to influence change in behavior
    • Audit charts for accurate diagnosis and coding

    Requirements:

    • ABMS Board Certified in Internal Medicine or Family Practice
    • ABMS Board Certified in Geriatrics and/or Hospice and Palliative Care or substantial clinical          experience in geriatric practice
    • Minimum of 5 years of geriatric and long-term care experience
    • Significant health care management/leadership experience preferred

    Optum is part of the family of companies that make UnitedHealth Group one of the leaders across most major segments of the US health care system.

    We offer exceptional benefits, including:  Generous Paid Time Off, Medical, Dental and Vision plans, Life insurance, 401(k) and more.

    For full job description or immediate consideration, please e-mail CV to Jennifer Schaible, Sourcing Strategist at [email protected]

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    Medical Director, Ambulatory Care Services
    As the public health care system for the nation’s third most-populous county, you´ll see more, do more, learn more, and be more than you ever thought possible. The District consists of three state-of-the-art acute care hospitals - Ben Taub General Hospital, Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital, Quentin Mease Community Hospital; a dialysis center, 13 community health centers, 13 homeless shelter clinics, eight school-based clinics, five mobile health clinics, and a free-standing dental center. HCHD, come see for yourself!

    Reporting to the Senior Vice President, Ambulatory Care Services, Medical Director will be expected to:

    • Provide professional medical direction and support; implement, maintain and refine quality assurance/utilization management/productivity/efficiency programs; keep up-to-date and ensure compliance with federal, JCAHO, NCQA and other regulations as appropriate.
    • Evaluate and approve research in Ambulatory Care Services
    • Develop and evaluate metrics in the ambulatory care environment
    • Participate in medical capital budget and planning
    • Engage in active medical practice (20% - 40%)
    • Provide guidance to various programs and services to include policies, personnel, services, marketing, quality assurance, monitoring and education


    Qualifications:
    The successful candidate will have a MD or DO degree and Texas medical licensure; completed a residency in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, General Preventive Medicine or OB/GYN and be Board Certified with preference for the primary care specialties. Two years experience in medical group management or medical administrative experience is essential. An advanced degree in management, MBA or MPH, may be considered in lieu of medical administrative experience.

    We offer exceptional benefits, including:
    * Relocation Assistance * Generous Paid Time Off * Comprehensive medical coverage for employees and their families * Dental and Vision plans * Life insurance * 401(k) and 457 Retirement plan * Tuition reimbursement for Texas state schools

    For immediate consideration, please e-mail CV to Susan Wilson, Employment and Recruitment Supervisor: [email protected] or call 800-996-4243 for more information.
    www.hchdonline.com
    Promote/ensure patient satisfaction in all areas of patient care delivery
    And perform other related tasks as assigned by the Senior Vice President, Ambulatory Services.


    PHYSICIAN (MD) TO WORK IN SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES AND LONG TERM CARE FACILITIES
    SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
    SEEKING IDEALISTIC MD
    WE ENCOURAGE SPENDING THAT EXTRA TIME WITH EACH PATIENT..!
    WE GIVE BONUSES TO THOSE THAT PROVIDE QUALITY PATIENT CARE..!

    This is a ground floor opportunity for a Physician - Company is a fast growing entrepreneurial company, looking to build a national presence in the next 36 months in the Seattle area. Company provides outstanding post-acute and long-term care in various skilled nursing facilities across the greater Seattle area. Primary focus is the quality of patient care. Patient encounters are capped to ensure quality is achieved. The aim is to help patients manage health issues, reduce hospital readmissions, and support patients and families in achieving a higher level of independent living. The company is driven by the goal of providing the type of care that we would want for our families and ourselves.

    Benefits:
    Base salary of approximately $180,000 - $220,000
    Performance bonus up to a range of approximately 20% -30% of base salary
    A $600 a month stipend for healthcare insurance
    Paid vacation, CME, and sick leave days
    Other benefits such as reimbursement for fees associated with AMDA membership, Licensure, medical subscriptions i.e. UpToDate
    Relocation expenses as necessary

    Seeking Candidates who are:
    Self-directed and willing to work independently.
    Patient focused
    Relationship oriented – build strong working relationships with colleagues, peers, staff, etc.
    Willing to learn, ask questions, admit mistakes, seek guidance when needed.
    Proactively jump in to help the team. Team focused – a real team player.
    Willing to consider candidates completing residency programs.

    Interested Candidates Contact:
    CHRISTOPHER SCHLOTFELDT, M.D.
    855-422-9424 EXTENSION-2
    [email protected]
    **We are also searching for an ARNP to work in these facilities as well**